Dave Raymond, founder Sweet Baby Rays & Duce Raymond | Meat America Podcast #9

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Sweet Baby Ray

In this video, we sit down with Dave Raymond, the founder of Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauces. Also joining us is Dave’s nephew, Duce Raymond. Duce runs the day to day operations for their Chicago area restaurants and catering company. With the slogan, “The Sauce is the Boss!”, Dave and his brother, Larry, founded the Chicago BBQ sauce company in 1986.

If you BBQ, then it’s very likely you’ve used Sweet Baby Ray’s to turn up the tasty at your home. However, you’ve likely never met the founder Dave Raymond. He doesn’t sit down in front of a camera very often, so we’re grateful he agreed to chat with us. Dave is an incredibly smart, successful and humble guy who shares a lot of great advice about business and life. We also get to hear from Duce Raymond, a trained chef, who provides more insight behind opening restaurants and catering companies.

You won’t want to miss this episode! We cover a lot. From the journey into the sauce industry to the Future of Sweet Baby Rays. We also talk about the challenges of growing a business, the transition of selling the company and Sweet Baby Ray’s taste testing.

The Meat America Podcast presented by Code 3 Spices will “meat” experts to discuss incredible stories, business and life advice, meat (of course), and much much more! Like a bunch of friends gathered around the grill, the meat brings us together but our unique lineup of guests will take the conversation in exciting directions. Are you ready for an adventure? Follow along every week as we Meat America!

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